The Buffalo Bills are 2-0 for the first time since 2014 but they haven’t been tested enough to show how far they can go this season.
Starting the season on the road, the Buffalo Bills needed to they took advantage of two easier matchups to start the season.
Fortunately for them, MetLife Stadium provided them with some tough lesson to be learned but also some confidence as well. Beating both teams in the Meadowlands is a welcomed sight for Bills fans but they also know that they can’t get too comfortable either.
Coming back against the New York Jets in an ugly Week 1 win definitely showed the offence they had a lot of work to do. Week 2 against the New York Giants, the defense had some tough moments but eventually, everything came together.
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Seeing Saquon Barkley dominate on the opening drive was not something you want to see considering the Giants will feed their star running back until the opposing defense can stop him. Fortunately for Buffalo, they kept Barkley to 107 yards and one touchdown which was a big accomplishment considering how dominant he was to start the game.
They also made sure Eli Manning wasn’t going to beat him as the struggling QB threw two interceptions and only one touchdown. Fortunately for the Bills, their offense was good enough giving the defense time to adjust.
Led by Frank Gore, Buffalo rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns and that allowed the passing game to be successful because the Giants defense had to respect the Bills ability to move the ball at will. What the Bills did right was force New York to try and beat them with the passing game instead of relying on Barkley who was dominating early.
These are the lessons that Buffalo needs to learn from now because in a couple of weeks, they face a dreaded matchup with the New England Patriots who will pick apart any mistakes.
Next week they have the Cincinnati Bengals in their home opener which is the type of game that will tell a lot about this Bills team. The Bengals just got blown out by the San Francisco 49ers so you know they will be trying to avoid another embarrassing loss after losing by a point against Seattle in Week 1.
Buffalo has been able to avoid taking their foot off the gas pedal and while it is early in the season, they have to keep that mentality because their track record would suggest that things can go bad rather quickly.
What do you think of the Bills win in Week 2? Are they going in the right direction or are there still issues lingering? Let us know in the comments below.